In this photograph the foreground shows the Vieux Carre riverfront with Jax Brewery and Jackson Square on the left and the U.S. Mint and Esplanade Avenue on the right, ca. 1947. This is one of a number of aerial photographs donated to New Orleans Public Library in 1999 by Richard B. Taylor of Las Vegas. While on a business trip to the city Mr. Taylor chartered a private plane for a aerial tour; he shot the photographs from that plane.

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